South Huntington UFSD Summer Music and Arts Program, in conjunction with Recreational Arts, Inc., are proud to present the first ever Long Island Musical Theater Festival. This festival will provide students from both Nassau and Suffolk Counties with professional training, while bringing together Long Island students who share a common passion for Musical Theater.

The festival will run from July 22nd through August 2nd, Monday-Friday, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, culminating with three performances of The Secret Garden at the Walt Whitman High School Performing Arts Center. Students will have the experience of performing with a full professional orchestra and attend a master class led by original Broadway director of The Secret Garden, Susan H. Schulman. Performances will take place on Friday, August 2nd at 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 3rd at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

To audition, candidates need to prepare a song from the show as well as a contrasting song of their choice. We are looking for actors who are also strong musicians. Students will also need to provide a photo and resume. A letter of recommendation from either a stage director or a music teacher is encouraged. Only 40 students will be chosen to participate as well as two elementary aged children to play leading roles (Mary and Colin). Please visit our website ( or see the attached flyer for additional information.